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Remembering the wash's true purpose

September 18, 2013
  • The Verdugo Wash flows into the L.A. River near the intersection of the 134 and Golden State freeways. The Army Corps of Engineers on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 released a study that considers rehabilitation work plans of varying scope. The most expensive plan that includes the city of Glendale is a $1.08-billion effort to remove concrete from the river and expand its riparian surroundings would widen and add some 30 acres of wetlands to the channel of Verdugo Wash.
The Verdugo Wash flows into the L.A. River near the intersection… (File Photo )

In Saturday's News-Press was an article, “Locals asked to support Verdugo Wash rehab.” I cannot believe people have such short memories. The Verdugo Wash and L.A. River are flood-control channels. They are not there to look cute. People drown in these channels. Bodies back in the 1930s were floating near Pacific Avenue and Glenoaks. Whatever money is wasted changing these channels will be washed away in our next big storm.

Bob Gregg
Glendale


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